| Dec 28, 2011
| 3:00 AM
We’re back. Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday and is getting ready for another one at week’s end.
While I was taking a few days off, the Associated Press released its final payrolls for each Major League Baseball team’s 40-man roster....
| Oct 12, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Despite continuing challenges to Constellation Energy Group's plans to sell itself to Exelon Corp., analysts say the $7.9 billion deal is likely to overcome major regulatory obstacles, including those in Maryland, where critics are seeking concessions...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 10:13 AM
99 Cents Only Stores Inc. has agreed to be taken private in a deal valued at about $1.6 billion, the City of Commerce deep-discount retailer said Tuesday, after months of talks with several groups interested in buying the company.
The chain said it had...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 7:14 AM
Constellation Energy Group and Exelon Corp. shareholders will have their say on the companies' proposed merger at separate meetings on Nov. 17, according to regulatory documents filed Wednesday.
Along with state and federal regulatory approval, investors...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 5:13 AM
TOKYO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Olympus came under more pressure to disclose details of payments made in a series of acquisitions as its shares plunged for a third straight day following the unexpected dismissal of its chief executive last week....
| Nov 21, 2011
Ted Forstmann, a longtime Wall Street financier and philanthropist who was a major player during the wave of corporate takeovers in the 1980s, including the battle for RJR Nabisco in 1988, died Sunday. He was 71.
The cause was brain cancer, according...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 10:24 AM
Mountain View, Calif., company Complete Genomics Inc. agreed to a buyout offer from Chinese genomics firm BGI-Shenzen, an acquisition the two businesses are valuing at $117.6 million
The $3.15-a-share offer comes a few months after Complete Genomics said...
| May 16, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Legg Mason's stock rose nearly 7.5 percent Wednesday on news that the company will pay off $1.25 billion in senior notes held by private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. to reduce its outstanding debt.
Its shares gained $1.67 to close at $24.05...
| May 18, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Winnebago Industries Inc., maker of the cult favorite recreational vehicles, reviewed and rejected an unsolicited $321.5 million takeover bid from a private equity firm Friday.
In a letter, North Street Capital offered $11 per share in cash for Winnebago...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 10:22 AM
Drugstore chain Walgreen Co.’s deal Tuesday with European pharmaceutical, health and beauty giant Alliance Boots is one best described with words such as “largest,” “biggest” and “most.”
Walgreens, the biggest U....
| Jan 11, 2011
Playboy Enterprises Inc.'s 39 years as a public firm, which will come to an end with its buyout deal announced Monday, turned out to be the embodiment of that old line about how to become a millionaire in the stock......